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Keeping the Holiday Spirit Alive

December 17, 2013

When you’re all shopped-out, tired of parties and cookie-baking, and just need a few minutes to yourself, it’s time to curl up with a good book. Here are a few holiday suggestions. I’m proud to say they’re all written by friends of mine, but aside from any friendly prejudices I might hold, I assure you they’re all good stories, just the thing to keep your holiday spirit alive without adding stress or stretching the budget. You may even find a last-minute gift or two here.


Can a delightful orphan girl convince Maddie that love is the best Christmas gift of all?

A Family for Christmas by Mona Ingram


Christmas in Hollywood. Two Labor Relations attorneys on opposite sides of a Hollywood arbitration develop a passionate conflict of interest.

Labor Relations  by Georgie Lee



No longer content to live in her late husband’s memory, Margaret contemplates a prestigious job offer, a move that seemed so simple before meeting Paul. Can love bridge the cultural gap and show them the wonders of a second chance?

A Light in the Dark  by Fran McNabb



As Nancy and Mike celebrate together at sparkling holiday parties and family festivities, Mike’s presence ignites long-buried feelings in Nancy’s heart. But past events have made her certain that their romance could never last.

Lights of Love is a Hanukkah romance by Roni Denholtz.





Joanna is lost in a blizzard on her way home from a difficult foaling. Just one man can save her – but he’s strangely reluctant to come to her help.

Stormy Times by Beate Boeker




Lady Crenshaw’s Christmas is a short story follow-up to two full length novels, Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind and Miss Delacourt Has Her Day.

Lady Crenshaw’s Christmas by Heidi Ashworth



6 Comments leave one →
  1. Heidi Ashworth permalink
    December 17, 2013 1:21 PM

    They all have such great covers! Thanks for posting these!

    • December 17, 2013 3:34 PM

      My pleasure, Heidi. I agree about the covers. Your Lady Crenshaw’s Christmas is one of my all-time favorites.

  2. December 18, 2013 2:16 AM

    Thank you, Sandy! I love those covers!

    • December 18, 2013 11:58 AM

      The covers are pretty, especially when viewed together. They compliment each other. Thanks for letting me use Stormy Times. It’s such a fun holiday read.

  3. December 18, 2013 11:36 AM

    What a nice collection written by “own.”

    • December 18, 2013 12:00 PM

      I agree, Sydell. Those of us who wrote under the Avalon umbrella, have created a nice collection – the kind of books readers can enjoy and pass down to their children and grandchildren.

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